we observed enough traffic to gain an insight into the general composition of traffic.
We observed three major roads, on different days and different times of the day, for
half an hour each, recording the number of each type of vehicle observed.
3.2 Identify the present and possible future methods of tyre management
Hong Kong has several temporary measures in place to deal with the waste
tyre problem. By evaluating these methods, as well as those used in other countries
we were able to determine which methods might be the most effective.
3.2.1 Jets Technics Jets Technics is a company that uses waste tyres to make rubber mats for
playgrounds. Through an interview with the owner, we were able to get more detailed
information on their practices, and the volume of tyre waste that they could handle.
We also inquired about what they view as the greatest obstacle to tyre management,
and how this may be resolved. We concluded the interview by asking if they plan to
broaden their business and consume more tyres. This interview gave a good
perspective into the efforts of the private industry towards recycling.
3.2.2 Public transportation companies Due to the dense population in Hong Kong, public transportation is a major
contributor to the waste tyre problem in Hong Kong. Everyday there are thousands of
double-decker buses, mini-buses, taxis, and trucks driving on the streets. The larger
tyres on public transportation vehicles consume more space in the landfill than small
vehicle tyres. We interviewed the KMB bus company, and various transportation
vehicle drivers to gain the private sector’s perspective on waste management and their